The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Adelaide

We’ve done the painstaking (and by that, we’re talking “hunger pains”) research and made a list of the best vegan hot spots in Adelaide – so you don’t have to.

South Australians, get ready to get hungry!

Key: VG = 100 Per Cent Vegan | V = Vegetarian | VO = Vegan Options

Addis Ababa Café VO

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This café is a regular in newspapers, food blogs, and magazines. Try the delicious Ethiopian food for yourself and see what all the fuss is about.

462 Port Road, West Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA 5007

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Alchemy Cafe V

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This café’s whole lunch menu is vegan, and it offers raw vegan dishes using fresh, local products.

3/29 Adelaide Road, Gawler SA 5118

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The Annex Cafe VO

If you’re searching for something healthy, look no further than The Annex. You’ll find raw treats, smoothies, zucchini noodles, and more at this quirky café, store, and art venue.

3 Waterloo Street, Glenelg, Adelaide SA 5045

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Argo on the Parade VO

With a bountiful array of vegan options, Argo is a must for those who want to leave with full stomachs and all cravings satisfied. As “coco whip” was recently added to the menu, be sure to leave room for dessert.

212 The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide SA 5067

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Bakery on O’Connell VO

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This award-winning bakery is open 24 hours a day and has a full vegan menu that includes pies, doughnuts, hot cross buns, smoothies, finger buns, and more. You’ve got to try the delicious chocolate doughnuts.

128–130 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

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Bambi & Co VO

This hip café is a perfect place to grab a bite for brunch – or pop in later in the day for a meal that’s sure to satisfy. You must try the flavoursome, colourful selection of wraps.

31 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

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Blue Bird Bakery VO

Specialising in custom cake design, from wedding cakes, birthday cakes and celebration cakes. The cakes displayed on their website are only a fraction of the different cakes they make. They also offer savoury catering platters.

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Brighton Jetty Bakery VO

Stocking a wide variety of vegan meats (there’s even a vegan kransky), this bakery offers more than just your average veggie pie. And to top it off, most desserts are vegan – from the classic chocolate doughnut to the hot cross doughnut at Easter.

83 Jetty Road, Brighton SA 5048

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Cafe Komodo VO

Not only is this place a must for a breakfast stop, you can also enjoy live music and drinks after sundown. It might just be your new favourite Friday-night hangout.

118 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082

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Cakeboy Donuts VG

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Stock up on organic, vegan donuts every week at the Plant 4 Bowden market. With flavours like mint slice, blueberry cheesecake, salted caramel popcorn, and chai spiced custard, you’ll want to try them all!

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Cherry Darlings Bakehouse VG

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Get ready to start a new love affair – Cherry Darlings’ baked goods will get you hooked! It’s almost impossible to choose from the huge menu of sweet and savoury vegan goodies. This cruelty-free bakery is a favourite among Adelaide vegans – and it’s easy to see why.

5 Aroha Terrace, Forestville SA 5035

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Coffee Amigo VO

Not only do the coffees here come complete with hilarious pictures on top, there’s also a variety of plant-based options at Coffee Amigo. Its menu changes daily, so just ask for the vegan dishes of the day and prepare to feast. Biocheese is even on offer – vegan cheese lovers, rejoice!

36 John Street, Salisbury SA 5108

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Creperie Bruxelles VO

Great news – the entire menu at this crêperie can be made vegan. Both savoury and sweet dishes are available, so they’re sure to satisfy any late-night crêpe cravings.

70 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031

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Dear Daisy VO

This little corner café has wonderful vegan options. The menu frequently changes, which is a great excuse to keep returning!

66 Leah Street, Forestville SA 5035

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DEW VO

This co-working space has a new menu with many vegan options. Among the best are the pumpkin and sundried tomato burger and the tofu scramble.

101 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Eggless Dessert Cafe VO

With a menu that changes each month, Eggless will keep you coming back to try its new vegan dishes. If you can’t decide what to eat (because every dish looks so mouth-watering), you can order a platter of mini versions of your favourites.

162 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

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Elly Cafe Marion VO

297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands, SA 5046

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Everything Vegan VG

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In addition to being Adelaide’s first vegan grocery store, Everything Vegan also makes meals and baked goods every day – from vegan fish and chips to chocolate doughnuts. Profits support the wonderful work of Freedom Hill Sanctuary.

172 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

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Five Little Figs VO

With a vegan option available for every menu item, Five Little Figs really delivers the goods. There’s a huge variety of savoury meals as well as gluten-free, raw desserts. No matter your dietary requirements, this café will cater to you.

52 Devitt Avenue, Payneham South SA 5070

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Folklore Cafe VO

This café’s beautiful location at the Port Adelaide docklands means you might be lucky enough to spot some dolphins while you eat. With plenty of vegan options on the menu and a majorly cool atmosphere, this place is well worth a visit.

The Annex, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015

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Foods for Life Cafe VO

Adelaide’s largest health-food store has many vegan and vegetarian options. Be sure to try the vegan pies, carrot cake, and raw slices.

58A Gawler Place, Adelaide SA 5000

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Francesco’s Osteria VO

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Beautiful Venetian soul food made with a focus on local produce. They have a separate vegan menu and  a dedicated room for vegan food preparation, including chopping boards and saucepans that have never touch animal products.

146B Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA, 5031

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Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant VO

This restaurant offers a whole vegetarian/vegan menu that includes a tofu steak. Sit on the floor in the traditional-style seating area or choose to eat in the Western-style zone. However you dine, you’ll be sure to enjoy the food!

Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

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Goodies & Grains Kitchen VO

Not only does this restaurant serve deliciously hearty burgers and huge slices of cake, there’s also a huge grocery store next door where you can buy all your vegan essentials.

Shop 21/22, Central Market Plaza, Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Gorilla Pizza VO

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This pizza bar offers a number of vegan pizzas, so it’s bound to tick all the boxes for your carb cravings. With large vegan dessert pizzas also available, this is an epic cheat day just waiting to happen.

542 Brighton Road, South Brighton SA 5047

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Govinda’s Restaurant V

This Hare Krishna–style vegetarian buffet restaurant is a cultural experience you don’t want to miss. The menu is completely free of meat and eggs, and there are plenty of vegan options.

25 Le Hunte Street, Kilburn SA 5084

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Great Nature Vegetarian Snacks and Grocery VG

This dine-in and takeaway spot also offers catering services. If that weren’t enough, there’s also a grocery section, where you can stock up on all the essentials.

Shop 3/48 Beach Road, Christies Beach SA 5165

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Hill of Grace Restaurant VO

If you want to dine at a really fancy place that couldn’t get more Australian, check out Hill of Grace Restaurant, located at Adelaide Oval. It provides an interesting mix of football and fine dining which works surprisingly well.

Level 3 Eastern Stand, Adelaide Oval, King William Road, North Adelaide SA 5006

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The Himalayan Kitchen VO

You’ll feel right at home at this family-run restaurant. Delicious Tibetan and Nepalese food (including vegan options) delivers the full culinary experience, then afterwards, there’s the option of participating in a guided meditation.

73 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

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Jack Greens VO

ack Greens is all about making you feel good. Order one of its healthy vegan options from the menu or customise your own hearty salad bowl.

36 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Juice Lovers Juicery VG

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If you’re looking for delicious vegan smoothies and juices, this place has you covered. You can choose from whole fruit or green smoothies or enjoy a vegan protein shake.

34 Regent Arc, Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

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Kako Pizza VO

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Carb lovers will be in heaven at Kako Pizza, which has one of the most extensive vegan pizza and pasta menus in Australia. Options include the vegan cheese-chilli pizza, vegan chicken yiros pizza, and lasagne. If you leave any room for dessert, there’s also ice cream!

224A Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082

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Lady Daly Hotel VO

This beautiful pub comes complete with a beer garden – and offers plenty of vegan food options. Grab a bargain on Thursday nights, when the vegan menu is half price.

126 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007

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Let Them Eat V

Located in the busy Adelaide central market, this vegetarian café is hard to miss. Offering an array of vegan options, the creative chefs bring new meaning to the word “salad”.

Shop 26D, Central Market Arcade, Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Live A Little Gelato VG

Delicious dairy-free desserts including gelato, waffles and ice cream sandwiches.

 

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Plant 4 Bowden – Wednesdays 4-9pm, Friday’s 5-9pm + Saturdays 9-3pm. The Market Shed Sunday’s 9-3pm.

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Lord of the Fries VG

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Lord of the Fries has been a much-loved fast-food haunt for Melburnians for over a decade and is now also tantalising taste buds across the nation. Serving up an entirely vegetarian menu of burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs, nuggets, and more – and with almost every item on the menu available as a vegan option – “The Lord” is a one-stop shop for compassionate Aussies who want to get their fast-food fix without eating animal flesh.

23A Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

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Lovely Little Cakes VO

Check out an assortment of delicious vegan cupcakes and other treats available at the weekly Barossa Farmers Market. The bakery also delivers to your home or business.

Barossa Farmers Market, Angaston SA 5353

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Mai Kitchen VO

This friendly, family-run Vietnamese restaurant has a separate vegan menu, and the food is delicious. Try the laksa noodle soup with vegan chicken or tofu or the salt and pepper vegan fish.

1–5/34 Wright Street, Ferryden Park SA 5010

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Malobo VO

With plenty available for breakfast, dinner, and dessert – including irresistible sharing plates – this place is a must-stop for those who love good food, beach vibes, and late-night live music.

257 Seaview Road, Henley Beach SA 5022

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Marion Pizza VO

Vegan pizzas with cheesy crust? Check. Vegan calzone? Check. Vegan chicken? Yup. Vegan prawns? You guessed it. This place is heaven. Don’t think – just go.

728 Marion Road, Marion SA 5043

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The Market Shed on Holland St VO

It’s an Adelaide tradition to head to the Market Shed on a Sunday, and this busy market’s food offerings don’t disappoint. You can find beautiful fresh produce and a wide variety of vegan food options here – including ice cream sandwiches and gelato in waffle cones.

1 Holland Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Meesu Vegetarian Kitchen V

This family-owned vegetarian Chinese eatery serves an abundance of vegan meats, crispy pastry dishes, and rich home cooking.

449A Pulteney Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Minestra VO

This traditional Italian café offers several homemade dishes, from soups to lasagne and pasta. There are also plenty of vegan milkshakes and fresh desserts to choose from – including vegan “Oreos”.

123 Churchill Road, Prospect SA 5082

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Mister Sunshine’s VO

With a beautiful outside area and chilled-out atmosphere, this café is a must if you’re looking for a good vibe as well as great food. With various vegan options available – ranging from smashed avocado and mushrooms on sourdough to raw dessert slices and brilliant coffee – this place is well worth checking out.

32 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031

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Montezuma’s VO

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This Mexican franchise restaurant has a great vegan selection, including vegan sour cream, cheese, and desserts. It also recently added Gardein meat-free meats to the menu.

2 Partridge Street, Glenelg SA 5045

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Motherduck Cafe VO

This brekkie hot spot’s menu includes chia porridge and buckwheat pancakes – but don’t worry if you miss the morning rush, as there’s also an array of vegan pies and desserts on offer. And to top it off, it sell tubs of vegan ice cream, too!

1/13 Cadell Street, Goolwa SA 5214

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Nagev VG

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This completely plant-based eatery offers up everything you can think of. With breakfast pies, “doughnut croissants” filled with salted-caramel custard cream, and a variety of vegan meats used in every way possible, you won’t be able to resist stopping off here to enjoy a mammoth feast.

190 Payneham Road, Evandale SA 5069

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Namaste Nepalese Restaurant VO

Experience Nepal in Adelaide. Nestled inside a quaint old cottage, this restaurant fuses North Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese flavours and offers many vegan options. You definitely won’t leave hungry.

41 George Street, Parkside SA 5063

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Nathan Bakes VG

Vegan treats that are not only out of world delicious, but also safe for coeliacs. Nathan makes amazing cupcakes which he sells out of Plant 4 Bowden, or you can order customised cakes or dessert buffets for special events or weddings.

5 Third St, Bowden SA 5008

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Natures Providore VO

Specialising in local, seasonal, and organic produce, Natures Providore has plenty of healthy vegan options and produces a variety of vegan pasta dishes that will please even the most die-hard carbonara lover.

88–90 Duthy Street, Malvern SA 5061

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Nonna & I VO

This restaurant features Italian cooking inspired by the owner’s grandmother. It doesn’t get much more hearty and satisfying than that! With a separate vegan menu that includes garlic bread, meatball fettuccine, and creamy coconut, mushroom, and garlic tortellini, this is one carb coma you’re going to love slipping into.

1A Margaret Street, Norwood SA 5067

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Nutrition Republic V

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The name says it all. This family-run business delivers beautiful and nutritious wholefoods. The variety of dairy-free milks and drinks on offer at this specialty coffee and elixir bar is second to none (try the coconut-milk latte!), and the smoothie bowls are a must-try, too.

1/100 King William Road, Goodwood SA 5034

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The Organik Store & Cafe VO

When a café is part of an organic grocery store, you know the food will be healthy and fresh. With a wide variety of vegan products on offer, you can grab lunch and groceries at the same time.

Glenelg Branch: 37 Broadway, Glenelg SA 5045

City Branch: 131 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Papa Mia’s Wood Oven Pizza VO

Not your typical pizza place, Papa Mia’s offers up some crazy concoctions, including the vegan mac and cheese pizza pictured above. With vegan garlic bread, vegan dessert calzones, and hearty pasta also on the menu, what isn’t to love about this place?

3/503 Goodwood Road, Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide SA 5041

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Pixie and the Hawk VO

Sweet and savoury brunch options including fried apple pie dumplings with almond custard, candied walnuts and berries, and satay tofu on a rye bun with kimchi, cucumber, toasted sesame and house-made vegan mayonnaise. Grab a vegan doughnut to go!

144 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA 5031

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Plant 4 VO

Every Wednesday and Saturday—and now Friday nights—Plant 4 transforms to host local growers, artists, and musicians from all over the great state of South Australia. There are so many excellent vegan treats and beautiful veggies available.

1 Third Street, Bowden SA 5008

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Pollen 185 V

This gourmet vegetarian eatery and wine bar is the perfect chilled dining experience. You have the freedom to add extras to any dish, so the homemade vegan Brie is a must-try, no matter what else you order. And be sure to pick up a vegan doughnut or raw slice for the way home.

4/185 King William Road, Unley SA 5061

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RAW VG

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All the food served at this boutique dessert bar is hearty, healthy, and vegan! In addition to delectable raw desserts, you’ll find many cold-pressed juices, smoothies, gelato, and other delicious wholefoods.

2/2 Chapel Street, Glenelg SA 5045

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Raw&More Nourishing Cafe V

Breakfast, lunch, and raw dessert can all be found at Raw&More. The stuffed capsicum is a must-try, and the cakes and coffee are divine. A bunch of vegan groceries are also for sale, including cheese, chocolate … and more cheese.

247a Grange Road, Findon SA 5023

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Raw and Real Cold-Pressed Juicery and Kitchen VO

This healthy café offers $9 lunch specials that include such delights as Thai quinoa salad and green lentil soup. And the vegan spiced hot chocolate is perfect for a late-night warm up.

5/20 James Place, Adelaide SA 5000

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Red Lime Shack VG

This ethical, artsy café serves only vegan food, with different specials each day, and almost everything is available gluten-free on request. It’s definitely worth a trip to check out this hidden beauty and its delectable creations.

158 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015

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Salem Cafe VG

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Smoked, grilled and boozed vegan sandwiches that can mostly be ordered gluten-free.

2/647 Marion Road Ascot Park, SA 5043

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Sarah’s Sister’s Sustainable Cafe V

The place to be when you have no idea what you’re craving, this vegetarian café offers all types of vegan options, from homemade gnocchi to bread-and-butter pudding.

117 Semaphore Road, Semaphore SA 5019

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Sonny’s Pizza Bar VO

It’s well worth checking out this place’s new vegan pizza menu, which features classics such as the Vegan Siciliana, Vegan Fiorentina, and Vegan Capricciosa. Gluten-free bases are also available.

Shop 8/52 OG Road, Klemzig SA 5087

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Studio Voodoo VG

Studio Voodoo is a unique catering service. The beautiful, ever-changing menus offer fresh, local, and seasonal produce lovingly crafted into meals for pre-order. You can also grab a salad from the awesome salad bar when you pick up your vegan din-dins.

Shelly Avenue, Port Willunga SA 5173

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Sugar Shack Diner VO

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Its ‘Hungry Vegan’ burger made our list of the top ten vegan burgers in Australia. And for good reason. Make sure you’re hungry before you attempt this tower of deliciousness.

Shop 6 / 224 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067

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The Lost Deli VG

A vegan café in Norwood serving delicious meals, salads and coffee.

38 Charles Street, Norwood, SA 5067

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The Seasonal Garden Cafe VO

With some of the friendliest staff around, this wholefood café serves a variety of vegan options that are fresh and healthy and will have you making up excuses to go back for more. Be sure to try the decadent orange and dark chocolate raw slice.

100 Main Road, Hahndorf SA 5245

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The Fleurieu Pantry VO

Using only organic ingredients for its meals, this café offers a wide variety of vegan dishes as well as vegetarian options that can easily be veganised.

20 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga SA 5167

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Thea Tea Shop V

This vegetarian tea room offers much more than just a great pot of tea – its food options include vegan seafood and rich laksa. Don’t forget to check the specials board for new goodies.

110–112 Gawler Place, Adelaide SA 5000

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Two-Bit Villains VO

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If you’ve got a taste for the fried, fast and fizzy, Adelaide’s Two-Bit Villains can hook you up with the goods. This soda shop–style eatery offers an extensive menu of “beef” or “bird” on buns, including the classic cheeseburger, sloppy Joe, hot dog and so many others. There are also chilli fries, tortillas with “pulled pork”, vegan mac and cheese, and nachos.

Shop 150, Balcony Level, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

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V Spot Pizza Bar VG

South Australia’s first 100 per cent plant based vegan pizza bar. The V Spot has all your fav Australian classic pizzas, with none of the cruelty. There are also gluten-free bases available and a dessert menu – including a chocolate, banana and strawberry pizza.

385 Magill Rd, St Morris SA 5068

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 Veggie Velo V

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It’s vegan and vegetarian food on a bike – Veggie Velo serves delicious veggie burgers and more all over Adelaide. You can scope out upcoming locations on Facebook.

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Veggo Sizzle VG

This café serves up curries, stir-fries, salads, grilled sandwiches, and noodles – what more could you want? If your answer is “milkshakes, pastries, and endless decadent goodies”, never fear – this 100 per cent vegan eatery has them all.

358 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Vego n Lovin It VG

It’s well worth the walk up the narrow stairs to get to this quirky vegan café. It’s hard not to eat everything on the menu, but be sure to try the Mexican burger, which is completely covered with vegan cheese sauce. Yum!

Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Zenhouse V

This yum cha restaurant and teahouse has an abundance of vegan options, including a variety of vegan meats and ice creams. A renowned vegetarian haven, it has something to satisfy any craving.

17–19 Bent Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Note: Businesses can close, move, or change their menus at any time. It’s always best to check restaurants’ websites or social media accounts before visiting.

Have we missed anything? Tell us about your favourite vegan spots in Adelaide, and we’ll add them to this list.